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    Originally posted by Joanne View Post
    Have you all seen this video of Nick explaining deep riding? (note to self 258 views)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElskbIwCxgE
    So... If I had to choose between Charlotte Dujardin’s riding and his riding... Which should I pick?

    That’s deep thinking.
    ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

    Originally posted by LauraKY
    I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.

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      Wonder why he's deleted his "CDJ is shit" blog post from his FB page and replaced it with his old "coulda had Chevy in the Olympics but for lack of money, biased judges, and hatred of the none warmblood" blog post instead. Maybe, just maybe, because HE WAS WRONG?

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        Originally posted by LiberalSnowflake View Post
        Wonder why he's deleted his "CDJ is shit" blog post from his FB page and replaced it with his old "coulda had Chevy in the Olympics but for lack of money, biased judges, and hatred of the none warmblood" blog post instead. Maybe, just maybe, because HE WAS WRONG?
        HOW DARE YOU. How dare you even insinuate that the The Maestro could ever be wrong!

        I am sure that he has some sort of BS reasoning for why the post is gone



        And this "deep riding" video. Yes, there are benefits to riding a horse long and low - doing stretch work, but there is literally no benefit to doing the stiff-arm seesaw. Good Lord, he rides like a beginner that knows nearly nothing without the intent to properly learn a damn thing.

        My favorite is when he compares himself to Nuno - when he uses the "Nuno was bullied (LOL The Maestro is a bully), there were so many naysayers, etc...who does this sound like?!" Maestro please. No.

        I really don't care if someone is a beginner, or not so skilled in their riding, but when they have no desire to learn and have this kind of attitude, any criticism he receives from the masses is deserved.

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          Just in case he deletes the blog post too ...

          "With my hand on my head and words from my heart I write this. I’ve just seen more awful riding win big scores at a prestigious competition and it nerves me. Even worse are the people cheering in the stands! Does nobody know what Dressage should look like anymore? Does nobody understand its sole purpose? Dressage should appear effortless. You shouldn’t see the rider move. They should appear as one body. Dressage should also improve the horse. It makes him stronger and calmer. Dressage should make the horse easier to ride. The most novice of beginners should be able to ride him without fear of being thrown off. YOU in the stands, stop cheering! YOU in Judge’s box, start marking down awful riding instead of playing politics!

          Flying changes across the diagonal shouldn’t look like the rider is a windshield wiper. Extended trot shouldn’t show the rider with straight arms and leaning way back. Extended canter shouldn’t show a rider over thrusting their body or raising their hands up the horses neck. Piaffe And Passage should be graceful. This is really bad training! 3’s should follow such awful riding, but instead we see judges playing politics and handing out 9’s and 10’s! The spectator goes home thinking this is how it’s done and this is how it should look like. “Shit rolls down hill”, as the saying goes. Soon everyone will be riding in this barbaric fashion and Dressage will be lost forever!

          But be careful not to trash the dressage gods! I’ve been ganged up on, cyberbullied and labeled as jealous. Jealous! Jealous of atrocious riding and training and for trying to help people understand that what they’re seeing in the show ring winning, is actually wrong. But somebody needs to say it. This blog needs to go viral and everyone in the dressage community needs to read it, share it, and fix this eminent destruction of our sport! We need to go back to the beginning and remember the fundamentals. There’s a lot of bad riding out there getting praise on sites like Euro Dressage & Dressage News. If you speak out against it you get blocked!

          Politics and money play a big part in who wins. The judge knows who they are scoring during a Grand Prix just like you the spectator do. They know who they’ve trained with and they know who is financing them. If the judge wants to be invited back, big money and big names will always score higher then most. In The Florida Circuit judges tend to give marks higher because they know the game. Sponsors want riders to continue to participate. And again who suffers? The horse! More terrible riding getting over inflated scores!

          Some people will give a bias pass to an Olympic level Dressage rider. They push politics aside and continue to hero worship. But what you cannot turn a blind eye to is truth. Horses trained in barbaric fashion will learn helplessness. We will see the out burst. We will see the explosion. The horse bucks, rears, pins ears and maybe bolts across the ring or tries to bite the rider. These are not signs of a hot horse or a naughty horse. The horse isn’t tricky or difficult. This is literally the horse fighting for his life! His spirit is dying and he’s turning into a mechanical zombie! Instead of taking the time to develop, or the trainer studying and practicing more, the trainer Rolkurs his neck or beats him into submission! The reins get shorter and the hands start yanking. Any outburst due to discomfort is met with force. More spur. More hand. More blood.

          The 2020 Olympics are upon us. Is it going to be politics as usual or are we going to see real riding and training win a medal? Are we going to see low marks for overly short reins and extremely elevated arms, or are we going to see such atrocious riding receive 9’s & 10’s? Are we going to cheer on riders with horses held in false collection performing out of learned helplessness, or are we going to cheer on self carriage, long light reins and invisible aids? I guess we’ll see! But one thing is certain. If you truly care about Dressage, and the future of our sport, you’ll want to see REAL DRESSAGE be successful. It’s not to late!

          Author:

          Nick Peronace

          1/4/2020

          (Nick Peronace has over 35 years of equestrian experience. He has trained a horse through Grand Prix Level Dressage, many other horses to FEI, and has competed up to 4th Level. Lightness and self carriage are staples in his technique. Nick’s main goal is focused on correct Dressage no matter what you are trying to accomplish.)"

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            Originally posted by LiberalSnowflake View Post
            Wonder why he's deleted his "CDJ is shit" blog post from his FB page and replaced it with his old "coulda had Chevy in the Olympics but for lack of money, biased judges, and hatred of the none warmblood" blog post instead. Maybe, just maybe, because HE WAS WRONG?
            I think it is as simple as repositioning himself for his next (lucrative) career in real estate, etc.

            We all know what comes up when you do a google on him. Damage control. Better for potential customers to see a young boy’s dewey-eyed “Olympic” dreams than a raving potty-mouthed dressage wannabe lunatic spewing venom on other countries’ elite riders. The appearance is not only unsportsmanlike, but also unstable.

            On that point, he should also clean up posts on his political leanings to look more neutral if he wants to attract customers from all walks of life. Not intending to make this political, but it is common sense not to do things that could turn off potential customers.

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              "With my hand on my head and words from my heart..."
              First line of a Wham! song, or is it me?
              Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014

              http://notesfromadogwalker.com/2012/...m-a-sanctuary/

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                Originally posted by Dee-Vee View Post

                I think it is as simple as repositioning himself for his next (lucrative) career in real estate, etc.

                We all know what comes up when you do a google on him. Damage control. Better for potential customers to see a young boy’s dewey-eyed “Olympic” dreams than a raving potty-mouthed dressage wannabe lunatic spewing venom on other countries’ elite riders. The appearance is not only unsportsmanlike, but also unstable.

                On that point, he should also clean up posts on his political leanings to look more neutral if he wants to attract customers from all walks of life. Not intending to make this political, but it is common sense not to do things that could turn off potential customers.
                Ah yes, the annual clean up. Wonder if he'll get Dexter, his publicist, involved this year?

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                  Originally posted by CanteringCarrot View Post

                  Good Lord, he rides like a beginner that knows nearly nothing without the intent to properly learn a damn thing.

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                  He rides like a beginner because he IS a beginner! Even The Reverend Allan Buck has more cred. Not much more, just a little.

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                    Originally posted by Dee-Vee View Post

                    I think it is as simple as repositioning himself for his next (lucrative) career in real estate, etc.

                    We all know what comes up when you do a google on him. Damage control. Better for potential customers to see a young boy’s dewey-eyed “Olympic” dreams than a raving potty-mouthed dressage wannabe lunatic spewing venom on other countries’ elite riders. The appearance is not only unsportsmanlike, but also unstable.

                    On that point, he should also clean up posts on his political leanings to look more neutral if he wants to attract customers from all walks of life. Not intending to make this political, but it is common sense not to do things that could turn off potential customers.


                    But we all know the internet is forever...and this side of him is WAY worse...https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispat...s-from-here-1/
                    "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                    "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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                      Good grief, he's just posted on his "supporters" page about how he's happy to turn up at your door if he thinks you're bullying him and harass you (in his mind disagreeing = bullying). He actually put that in writing.

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                        I find the mutual support between DH and the Maestro very odd. DH is the ultimate bully and his riding "skills" do not require the editing and moment in time pics she uses to trash the true dressage riders. I wonder what they have on each other?
                        "The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli"

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                            This is from today. Still going on about COTH and relating himself to MLK.

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                              I just...no words...the delusion is strong.
                              Only two emotions belong in the saddle: One is a sense of humor. The other is patience.

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                                The irony is thick. So thick.

                                Good Lord I'd like to ban the term bully and/or cyber bully from that mans vocabulary. He clearly misuses it. Don't use words that you don't know the true meaning of

                                If you're that good, you don't have to defend your reputation tirelessly. You don't have to point to reviews. You don't have to blame others.


                                Oh and since I post here, that means I don't win competitions I guess? Man, judges and results must lie! Shame on them.

                                There's actually a fair amount of educated and experienced horse people on this form.. THAT is why he doesn't fit in.

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                                  "I'm currently not riding or training..." Thank goodness!

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                                    I find it rather fascinating that he feels that he's been cyberbullied by so many people, when all anyone has really done is expose him for the unknowledgeable fraud he is. And yet it's perfectly fine for him to bully so many other talented riders, including Olympians, over and over...and to actually threaten anyone who disagrees with his delusions.
                                    "Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them."
                                    -Richard S. Bach

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                                      Somehow I doubt CDK feels "bullied" by the likes of The Maestro!

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                                        Originally posted by NJRider View Post
                                        I find the mutual support between DH and the Maestro very odd. DH is the ultimate bully and his riding "skills" do not require the editing and moment in time pics she uses to trash the true dressage riders. I wonder what they have on each other?
                                        Actually they are sympatico. He gives her clicks and an opportunity to bash Canadian riders.

                                        BtW, have you seen the “pilfered” segment on DH from a Debbie MacDonald clinic, where Debbie’s face is blurred (I mean curated...haha). DH has recontextualized a discussion from how to train a young horse to “how to ruin a dressage horse” and added a picture of Canadian rider Brittany Fraser at the beginning just for fun.

                                        This is the kind of nonsense that inspires the PETA clicks, badmouths SW’s countrymen (women), inspires Nicky P, and increases clicks...all in the name of bullying...oops..”the courage to speak out...”

                                        Poor Debbie to be dragged through this.


                                        Edited to add: Now that video is private. USEF must have been successful in its “temper tantrum.”
                                        Last edited by Dee-Vee; Jan. 20, 2020, 01:12 PM.

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                                          Originally posted by LiberalSnowflake View Post
                                          Good grief, he's just posted on his "supporters" page about how he's happy to turn up at your door if he thinks you're bullying him and harass you (in his mind disagreeing = bullying). He actually put that in writing.
                                          I think he missed the point about anywhere in the US, and you need to pay his travel expenses. 😂

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